'''Armstrong State University'''
is a four-year public university
, part of the University System of Georgia
. It is located on a campus in suburban Savannah, Georgia
, United States. The campus is approximately fifteen minutes from downtown Savannah and from Tybee Island
beaches. Armstrong offers undergraduate and graduate degrees; it has a student enrollment of approximately 7,000 students, including close to 1,000 graduate students.
Armstrong was founded in 1935 by Thomas Gamble (mayor)|Thomas Gamble
, mayor of Savannah, as '''Armstrong Junior College'''. The institution expanded into a four-year university in 1964.
Fielding athletic teams known as the Armstrong Pirates, the university competes at the NCAA Division II
level as a member of the Peach Belt Conference
. Armstrong's official colors are maroon and gold.